I want to discuss a topic that is both fascinating and yet concerning to me. That topic is normalcy bias. I consider myself to be both logical and data driven - I look at the facts, and the data, and draw conclusions from that data. I use the best sources that I can for that data, as close to the original sources as possible - taking the media and hearsay out of the equation as much as possible. I haven't watched traditional news media regularly for years, as they are tend to have their own agendas and often focus on sensationalism and hype. I have observed a psychologically extreme reaction in some people when I, or others, discuss topics that threaten to disturb their normal routine or world view. I have seen this when talking about things like the possibility of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), coronal mass ejection (CME), or even coronavirus (COVID-19). All of these things, and many others, have the potential to disrupt one's normal routines. Normalcy bias is a ten
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